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WEDNESDAY SEP 29, 06:30 PM
In the framework of the opening of the exhibition Small Scale Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at the Museum of Modern Art, the Austrian Cultural Forum NY is extending an invitation to a round table discussion moderated by David Sokol, discussing the emerging Latin American laboratory of visionary ideas on transportation. The dialogue will focus on how the principles, methods, and forms of projects, like the Metro Cable in San Agustin, Caracas (Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner) and Manguinhos Complex in Rio de Janeiro (Jorge Mario Jauregui), both projects featured in MoMA, may be applied and adapted in other cities. Dr. Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova will join the discussion to reflect based on their expertise in the New York context how the character of these projects might change in the export-import process. The debate will also include the intervention of Andres Lepik, curator of the exhibition, that raise the question of how architects are responsible to rethink their roles as agents of social change.
With: Alfredo Brillembourg, Founder (Director Urban Think Tank), Hubert Klumpner (Director Urban Think Tank), Jorge Mario Jauregui (Founder Jorge Mario Jáuregui Architects), Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D. (Co-Founder, Terreform ONE and Terrefuge), Maria Aiolova, LEED AP (Co-Founder, Terreform ONE and Terrefuge), Andres Lepik (Curator Architecture & Design Department at MoMA).
Born in New York in 1961. He received his Bachelor of Art and Architecture in 1984 and his Master of Science in Architectural Design in 1986 from Columbia University. In 1992, he received a second architecture degree from the Central University of Venezuela and began his independent practice in architecture. In 1993 he founded Urban-Think Tank (U-TT) in Caracas, Venezuela. Brillembourg has been a guest professor at the University José Maria Vargas, the University Simon Bolívar and the Central University of Venezuela. Starting in 2007, he has been a guest professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, where he co-founded the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (S.L.U.M. Lab) with Hubert Klumpner. Additionally, he has lectured on architecture at conferences around the world such as GSD in Boston, AEDES in Berlin, UCV in Caracas, UMSA in Miami, Berlage in Rotterdam, FAU in Sao Paulo, and UCLA in Los Angeles. Along with Hubert Klumpner, Brillembourg holds the chair for Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland. Brillembourg and Klumpner received the Ralph Erskine Award 2010.
Born in Salzburg, Austria in 1965, graduated in 1993 from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in the Master Class of Prof. Hans Hollein. Klumpner worked with Enrique Miralles and Paul Rudolph before receiving a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in 1995. He has been a member of the German Chamber of Architects since 1997. In 1998 Klumpner joined Alfredo Brillembourg as Director of Urban-Think Tank (U‑TT) in Caracas. Starting in 2007, Klumpner became a guest professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, where he co-founded the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (S.L.U.M. Lab). Additionally, he has lectured on architecture at conferences around the world such as GSD in Boston, AEDES in Berlin, UCV in Caracas, UMSA in Miami, Berlage in Rotterdam, FAU in Sao Paulo, and UCLA in Los Angeles. Along with Alfredo Brillembourg, Klumpner holds the chair for Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Institute of Technologyin Zürich, Switzerland. Brillembourg and Klumpner received the Ralph Erskine Award 2010.
Jorge Mario Jauregui
A native of Rosario, Argentina, Jorge Mario Jauregui studied architecture at the National University at Rosario, where he served as a professor from 1973 to 1976. He went on to earn a graduate degree in architecture and urban planning at the Federal University in Rio in 1991. Jauregui was awarded the Grand Prize at the Fourth International Architecture Biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1999 for his work on the Favela-Bairro program, a collaborative initiative that has transformed impoverished favelas in and around Rio de Janeiro into functioning neighborhoods, or bairros. In addition, this work received the Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2000.
Mitchell Joachim, Ph.D.
A leader in ecological design and urbanism. He is a Co-Founder at Terreform ONE and Terrefuge. He earned a Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MAUD Harvard University, M.Arch. Columbia University, and BPS SUNY at Buffalo with Honors. Mitchell is an Associate Professor at NYU and previously was the Frank Gehry Chair at University of Toronto. Earlier, he was faculty at Columbia, Syracuse, Washington, and Parsons. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners, and Pei Cobb Freed. He has been awarded fellowships at TED2010, Moshe Safdie Assoc., and Martin Society for Sustainability at MIT. He won the History Channel and Infiniti Excellence Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention of 2007, Compacted Car w/ MIT Smart Cities. His project, Fab Tree Hab, has been exhibited at MoMA and widely published. He was chosen by Wired magazine for "The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To". Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell in "The 100 People Who Are Changing America".
Maria Aiolova, LEED AP
Maria received her MAUD from Harvard University, B.Arch. from University of Sofia, Bulgaria and Technical University of Vienna, Austria. She is a Co-Founder of Terrefuge and Terreform ONE. Maria is currently on the faculty of Parsons the New School for Design. She won the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, the Build Boston Award and the AIA Scholarship Award. She has a number of winning competitions including first place in the CHARLES/MGH Station, Boston and the Izmir Post District International Competition, Turkey. As a founder and director of Compost Art Center, a nonprofit artist residency program, Maria has been involved in the design and construction of affordable and dynamic space for artists. In 2004, Maria formed the Design/Build Partnership focused on simple houses of modest scale and budget in the Hamptons, challenging the current standards of grandiosity by utilizing simple sustainable building strategies. Maria has taught at University of Toronto, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Boston Architectural Center and has been a visiting lecturer and critic at Harvard GSD, Columbia University, CUNY, Washington University and Rhode Island School of Design.
They recently received the Zumtobel Group Award 2010 in the category "Research & Initiative" for their research work New York City Resource and Mobility ("Self-Sufficient City") a visionary model and master plan for a fully autonomous city.
Studied Art History and German Literature at the universities of Augsburg and Munich. While studying at the University of Augsburg, he was awarded his Ph. D. in Rome on “Architectural models in the Renaissance”. From 1994 to 2004, he was a Curator at the National Gallery, Berlin. From 2004 to 2007, he was the Curator of Architecture 20th/21st Century at the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Since 2007, Andres Lepik has held the position of Curator in the Architecture and Design Department at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has curated the following architecture exhibitions in Berlin: Renzo Piano 2000, Content/Rem Koolhaas and AMO/OMA , 2003/4; Metropol Parasol, Juergen Mayer H., 2005; Oswald Mathias Ungers. Cosmos of Architecture, 2006; And in MoMA: Dreamland, Architectural experiments of the 1960s and 70s, 2007. In Situ. Architecture and Landscape, 2009. Small Scale, Big Change. New Architectures of Social Engagement opens October 2010. Additionally, he is the author of numerous articles, reviews and books; most recently, he co-edited “Raimund Abraham & The Austrian Cultural Forum New York” with Andreas Stadler.
Moderator – David Sokol
Office of Design Excellence and the Arts- U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)David Sokol has been writing about architecture and design since 1999. A former managing editor of I.D. magazine, he has contributed to Architectural Record, Greensource, Interior Design, Metropolis, and Surface magazines, among other publications. He is the author of the Arvinius books Nordic Architects and Nordic Designers, and of The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book (Rizzoli). Currently Sokol is a program specialist of the Design Excellence Program, in GSA's Office of Design and Construction, where he runs the program's publications initatives. He is based in Washington, DC, and New York.